(Moving this over from the Rack 2 announcement thread).
Quick intro: With Rack 2 coming, modules will be able to route inputs to outputs when they are bypassed (or, in probably rare cases, do more complicated things when they are bypassed). I for one am VERY happy about this feature, as I think it’s much more useful behavior in some cases than simply blocking all output, but for this feature to be widely adopted and work predictably and usefully, the right conventions will need to evolve pretty quickly.
@Vega raised an interesting question over in the V2 announcement thread:
And @Vortico confirmed that it could, but he wouldn’t do it that way for a mixer:
And @Vortico responded:
I schlepped this over here in case anyone was interested in following up, since I didn’t want to further extend a side discussion in an announcement thread.
Preface over, next post below: